Innovative wine fund offers compelling prospects

Ken Kinsey-Quick of Diamond Capital Management in Stellenbosch is launching a fund investing in a global portfolio of fine wine

Nominees clock up gains over first 11 months

Early contenders for the HedgeNews Africa Awards offer standout returns over 11 months, but December may well swing the outcome

Extreme outcomes prompt soul searching

Ramaphosa’s win at the ANC conference was the good news this month but the Steinhoff debacle could not have come at a worse time for corporate SA

Effectus opts for RIF route

The Effectus Multi-Strategy Opportunities Fund has successfully converted to a retail investor product (RIF) on November 1, delivering absolute returns during turbulent market conditions

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Senqu focuses on simplicity

Johannesburg-based Senqu Capital, headed by Andrew Crawford and Stephen Carew, has gained good traction in its first year of operation, with its hedge fund...

Oakhaven clocks up five years

Flagship fixed income hedge fund has delivered compound annual returns of 10.2% and a Sharpe ratio of 0.4.

LATEST SINGLE-MANAGER INDEX VERSUS MARKET RETURNS GRAPH

Monthly MediansNOV 2017YTD 2017
South African Composite-0.13%6.92%
HedgeNews Africa Composite0.27%8.38%

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Disruption will yield opportunities in 2018

Leading global investment manager Pinebridge examines the opportunities going into a new year

Most indices set to post double-digit gains

MSCI Frontier Markets Africa adds 2.98% in November

The Reading Room

Fairfax Africa Fund plans to build $4 billion oil refinery in Ethiopia

Feasibility study for the building of the refinery is underway

South African hedge funds review – Opalesque Roundtable

South Africa's regulatory framework has unlocked opportunities for domestic hedge fund managers, and there is also increased interest from foreign funds looking to distribute here

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Momentum builds African real estate

London-based Momentum Global Investment Management is live with three projects in its Momentum Africa Real Estate Fund

Mazi extends business reach

Johannesburg-based Mazi Asset Management has made significant strides in building a diversified asset management company

People Moves

OMMM hires Ngqondoyi

Ngqondoyi has joined Old Mutual Multi-Managers as a senior analyst and head of hedge funds, reporting to CIO Andrew Salmon

Nitrogen moves into 12th year

Nitrogen has taken on Waldo du Plessis as junior portfolio manager, with David Oberholzer joining in October as a junior analyst

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